Reflections

Dear Parents Reflections has been set for October 12th.  Your student can create a masterpiece in visual arts, dance, music, literature etc. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”. Help get those creative juices flowing and get your entries ready.  Submissions should be brought in before school on Oct. 12th to the front office where Mrs. Bobby Trevathan will be there to collect them from 8am – first bell.

WHAT IS REFLECTIONS? 

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for students, parents, schools and communities is unmatched with the majority of Georgia PTAs participating in the program at all PTA levels.

That’s why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art

Rules for entries:  

Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

 Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.

Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper, PDF file.

Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions.

Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3×5 inches and no larger than 8×10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11×14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640×960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.

 Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24×30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.

 *Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc. Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.

 

 

Join PTSA in 2018-2019 School Year !!!

Welcome to the Simpson PTSA Website!  Thanks for visiting. We are your Simpson Support Group!

Please make sure to join Simpson PTSA in 2018-2019 school year! You can join online (see the links on the right-hand side of the page) or print off this form and submit it to our membership table at Soaring Day, to your student’s homeroom teacher or mail it in.

Thanks for your support. You can fill out the form online here, or print out this Word doc.

And, check out the benefits you’ll receive from ECCC for joining: ECCC PTA Benefits 2017_18_FINALJul20

We LOVE our Volunteers!  Please consider donating your time volunteering at Simpson.  It is a great way to get to know your Middle School, other parents AND add to your student’s education.  Plus, it’s fun!

“Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education.  Students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.”

National Education Association (Nov. 18, 2014)

2018-2019 Volunteers Needed!

WE NEED S’MORE VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU!!!

We always need additional volunteers for any of our Committees.  There is a Committee for every interest and time commitment.  Even working parents can contribute!  It’s a great way to be involved in your child’s education and meet new people as well.

Please contact Amber Bruder (brudergirl@gmail.com) or Rebecca Madayag (rebeccaandrobmadayag@yahoo.com) with any questions.  Thanks!

 

Sign Up for our PTSA Newsletter for 2018-2019 School Year

PLEASE NOTE: If your student is returning to Simpson (rising 7th or 8th Grader) AND you received the Eagle Eye during the 2017-2018 school year, you DO NOT need to sign up again, we’ve got you covered.

If you have a NEW student enrolled Simpson in 2018-2019 or need to add an email address regarding an existing student, sign up below:

6th Grade signup here.

7th Grade signup here.

8th Grade signup here.